Dear 2018 Jacqui – 2016 wasn’t horrible to us. We had our first book published. HUGE accomplishment! We moved to Pennsylvania to have more time with our daughter. We launched our Freelance Business Website, our Author Website and really stepped it up with our blog here.
Tag Archive: travel
I am writing you this blog post while making my way across the US from Seattle to Atlanta.
You’d think that moving almost every year since graduating high school (I’m now 30 years old) would’ve sufficiently kept my life fairly downsized. This is only partly true. There is no better motivation to downsize your life, than a move and packing up all your belongings into boxes is a sure-fire and convenient way to reduce your lifestyle footprint.
With my increasing want and need to travel the country and possibly live overseas for a year or two, it got me thinking. I’ve never been away from my family during the holidays. I don’t count the times I’ve had to work on a holiday. I mean I’ve never intentionally been away from my family during the holidays. With my trying to determine if being a full time RVer is for me, I figure I can always pack up my travel camper and swing back home for the holidays before hitting the road again to continue my travels.
So, you think you want to become a full time RVer? Are you ready to sell most of your things and hit the road? To some people, this sounds like a dream. Others may be on the fence trying to decide what they want to do. Do your research! This has to be a lifestyle you want to live and are ready to throw in 100%. Hopefully this post will give you more insight as to whether it’s the life for you or not.
With the recent election upset…. Heck, who are we kidding? With ANY election, the American people are always looking to leave the country. Our primary country of choice is Canada. They’re our neighbor. They’ll take us in. And you know, it doesn’t hurt that their Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is kinda hot. Don’t lie, I know I’m not the only one to be thinking that…
One recent memorable trip was this past May. I went on a nine day cruise on Royal Caribbean with my sister, her husband and another friend. We left out of Baltimore on the Grandeur of the Seas. Our ports of call were Kings Wharf Bermuda, Nassau Bahamas and CoCoCay Bahamas. The private island for Royal Caribbean.
By now, you all know that I am hoping to purchase an RV and travel the country while working from the road. I previously wrote about Six of my Favorite Travel Campers. There are many people who want to live this kind of lifestyle, but, feel they can’t afford it. So, I researched that further and found that it is actually cheaper to live as an RVer than it is to live in an apt or house, paying rent or mortgage. Here’s my post on RV Budgeting That Won’t Break the Bank. What Can the RV Life Cost?
This past summer, my daughter and I went to NYC. One of my bucket list items was to stay in Times Square. I wanted to see the life and vibrancy of the city and how late that lasted. We drove in to the Trenton Train Station and managed to get an earlier train, woohoo! It took about 1 1/2 hours to get to the city.
You all may remember a post I did on Six of my Favorite Campers. I went in and really researched what is out there that I could use if it were just me traveling. Now, keep in mind, I do hope to live in one while working from the road. That is my goal once my daughter graduates high school and college, then moves on with her life. Although, you know mother and daughter relationships. She tells me now, “Don’t let me stop you. Go. Have fun.” Gee. Thanks kiddo. 😛
Last night, the next step in my journey to follow my dreams happened! My new business website went live! Why am I sharing it here with you? Well, I’m excited about it and want to share it with everyone. I want to shout it from the rooftops with the hopes it takes flight :). This is my first step in taking the reigns and leading my life in the direction I want to go in. I want to be responsible for my own destiny. Not just a number to an offsite payroll department.